Get Gigi’s Glow: 5 products you need to look like a sun tanned goddess a la Gigi Hadid at the 2015 VMA’s
Gigi Hadid is a mega babe – we all know that.
Being a model, she can pull off so many looks and is one of the fashion industries best chameleons (an attractive one at that!).
One of my favourite looks by Gigi was at this years VMA’s when she wore a stunning citrusy yellow dress by Emilia Wickstead paired with a golden tan (you kind of have to have a tan when wearing yellow otherwise you look washed-out), gold accessories and extremely bronzed skin and glowy makeup.
She basically looked like a sun goddess, making this the best summer makeup look to recreate.
If you are a Gigi fan, read below to find out the five products you need to steal her VMA’s golden beauty look and how to apply them for a spectacular finish. I personally love and use all of the products listed to get a summer glow.
Clockwise to centre: Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Self Tanning Dry Oil, $19.95 (On shelves November), Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion, $43, Jbronze Flawless Face Tan, $24.95, Sisley Paris Phyto-touche Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder, $120, Dr. Lewinn’s Eternal Youth Luminosity Day & Night Cream, $69.99.
Get a natural-looking fake tan stat!
Nothing beats the confidence a natural-looking fake tan can give you over summer. Hello shorter hemlines and bikinis around the clock!
Gigi was rocking a serious fake tan at the VMA’s – you would have to spend a year at Bora Bora to get that golden!
I was recently introduced to Bondi Sands latest and great innovation – Liquid Gold. It’s a self tanning dry oil enriched with argon oil that doesn’t actually have to be washed off. You read correctly! You can spritz this bad boy on, rub it in, and get on with your day without having to wait around at home before hoping back in the shower and washing it off. The tan will gradually darker over the time frame of eight hours. It takes all of the hassle out of fake tanning which I love.
This genius fake tan will be hitting shelves later in November. I love that it’s green-based so the colour is extremely natural looking.
Shop it: Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Self Tanning Dry Oil, $19.95 (On shelves November)
Don’t forget your face
Once your body is bronzed like Gigi’s, you can’t forget to tan your face.
I love the Jbronze Flawless Face Tan as it’s also green-based (making it appear more natural), it comes in exceptionally cute packaging and best yet, it’s lightweight so it sits comfortably on your skin as it tans your face over the time frame of four hours.
I also love that this face tanning cream has been created with twice the amount of DHA (tanning active ingredients) for a deeper looking tan. Anyone who fake tans often will know that your face and neck are the first places to lose ‘the glow’ due to daily cleansers buffing off your brown pigment.
Your face will look brown and soft thanks to shea butter, macadamia, coconut oil, argan oil, guarana, cranberry, goji berry, mica and caramel. Ah-mazing!
Shop it: Jbronze Flawless Face Tan, $24.95
Layer some shimmer on your limbs
I’m in love with this vegan all-over body shimmer for a few reasons. Again, I love the fun popper-like packaging, secondly I like saying the name Prtty Peaushun (it’s like saying pretty person with a cute lisp!) and I love how it acts like a filter on my body disguising any imperfections.
This tinted, shimmering lotion is blended with avocado oil to soften your skin and promote collagen production, grapefruit wax to tighten, tone and detoxify, anti-inflammatory green tea to reduce the appearance of cellulite and blue vervain leaf to soothe sore, gym-exhausted limbs. What’s not to love?
This super moisturising body shimmer really does it all. No wonder it’s loved by the celebrity elite like Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Lea Michele, Sade and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Rub it all over and relish your glow.
Shop it: Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion, $43
Moisturise for a dewy look
Now that your body is tanned and your limbs are sparkling like Gigi’s, it’s time to add that shimmer to your face in the best way possible – via a potent, super hydrating moisturiser featuring actual flecks of 24 karat gold. How very luxe!
I’m talking of course about Dr. LeWinn’s new to shelves Eternal Youth Luminosity Day & Night Cream. This lightweight, fast-absorbing facial cream is made with a mix of X50 Photoglow, a new anti-ageing ingredient that helps to transform the levels of cellular energy in your skin to give you better elasticity and bounce, Sensibright to whiten, Juveleven (Juvefoxo) to help repair any DNA damage and reverse the signs of ageing and 24 karat gold to make skin look fresh, radiant and luminous!
Let this moisturiser soak into your skin for a few moments before applying any foundation.
Shop it: Dr. Lewinn’s Eternal Youth Luminosity Day & Night Cream, $69.99
Sweep on some shimmery bronzer
The final step to achieving Gigi Hadid’s VMA’s look is making sure you use a shimmery bronzer when applying your makeup.
I recommend Sisley Paris Phyto-Touche Sun Glow Bronzing Gel Powder. This bronzer is worth splashing some cash on as the pigment payoff is amazing and a little goes a long way so this compact will last you forever.
Take a soft fanned face brush and apply a light stroke across your cheekbones, hairline, down the ridge of your nose and even across your collarbones for serious sex-appeal. Make sure to buff and blend in for a natural look.
Shop it: Sisley Paris Phyto-touche Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder, $120
Do you love Gigi Hadid? Do you like bronzed-up summer makeup? Let me know below!